India Fashion Week: Natty Nurses, French-Style Kurtas, & Femme Fatales

One fashion week ends, another begins—what editors know as "fashion month" is actually a misnomer reserved for Western cities (New York, London, Paris, Milan)—but include the entire world and it's essentially fashion year. With the conclusion of fashion weeks in Tokyo and Mumbai, New Delhi's India Fashion Week began… » 3/27/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

H&M's Coachella Line is Everything Wrong with 'Coachella Style'

Fashion, at its best, is about fantasy. And at its worst—it's about that, too. It fails in the moments where the concept of something supersedes its functionality, its aesthetic merit, or both. Fantasy, if half-baked and gestural, can be fashion's undoing. This is nowhere more apparent than in H&M's recently released » 3/24/15 5:32pm Tuesday 5:32pm

Tokyo Fashion Week: The Alien Reckoning

Everyone who thinks fashion is serious, un-fun, and not socially relevant, here is exhibit A from the glorious excursion that is Tokyo Fashion Week, which just ended: the latest runway jaunt from designer Yoshikazu Yamagata's label WrittenAfterwards, which featured bright, couch-comfy sweatsuits and childlike dreams… » 3/24/15 12:50pm Tuesday 12:50pm

Fancy Fashion at Last Night's Fancy Mad Men and Home Parties

It's Spring and you know what that means: the television is about to bombard us with Sunday night shows that will impede upon our collective ability to go outside and actually enjoy the Springness of it all. (Looking at you, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and Best Bars in America.) But with great power comes great… » 3/23/15 1:00pm Monday 1:00pm

Nile Rodgers' Chic Drops 1st Video in 20 Years, Starring Karlie Kloss

Nile Rodgers' legendary disco-soul band Chic has reunited, but "I'll Be There," the group's first single and video in 20 years, is like they never left. Pulling Kimberly Davis and Folami's super-slick vocals over that indelible, driving disco lifeforce that is Rodgers' guitar style, the group is clearly making good on… » 3/20/15 12:50pm 3/20/15 12:50pm

Tokyo Fashion Week is Ruling My Entire Life Right Now

Just a few days in, and Tokyo Fashion Week has already totally inspired me to throw out my entire closet and start dressing like a '70s woodland nymph, or a gothic fox, or a happy yellow lamb. It is like a self-refilling candy dish and its contents get you your life. There was so much more superlative excellence on… » 3/19/15 11:01pm 3/19/15 11:01pm

Tenbo Spotlights Models With Disabilities at Tokyo Fashion Week

Tokyo Fashion Week is in full swing, and as ever it's already more interesting and creative than the majority of the corpo garb that dominated New York, Paris, and Milan (London was fine). Case in point: on Wednesday at Tenbo, designer Takafumi Tsuruta showed bright, dotty skirts and ties, the label's cartoon-cute… » 3/18/15 2:50pm 3/18/15 2:50pm

The Best Looks From This Week's RuPaul's Drag Race

This was the week in which the queens were tested in their acting skills—the episode which, despite Michelle Visage's decree that "girl you are a drag queen, you are experienced in acting," inevitably ends up in a shitshow of epic proportions. And this season, the tragedies were literally Shakespearean, as Ru… » 3/17/15 9:30pm 3/17/15 9:30pm

Here's a Thing Where You Wear Puppies on Your Feet, Which Rules

Tokyo Fashion Week kicked off Monday in a fairytale wonderland, complete with technicolor flora and fauna, from the glorious Thai label Sretsis. There was a bunch of cool shit but let's just cut to the chase: they presented shoes with little plush puppy-guys on the toes. Welcome to the land of "stuff you want to wear… » 3/17/15 5:20pm 3/17/15 5:20pm

Chill Elegance and Babely Dudes At the Insurgent Premiere

Insurgent premiered in New York City last night—or sorry, rather: The Divergent Series: Insurgent: Shailene Woodley Vehicle: And Cool Opportunity to Flex Our Colons: You Ain't About This Life—and the stars were out to partay on this occasion of the release of a blockbuster sci-fi film! » 3/17/15 1:00pm 3/17/15 1:00pm

The Clothes People Lying in Wait Inside of Us

"What is the clothes person you are most scared of becoming?" was the question. I can't remember how it came up, but my friend Daoud and I were both able to answer quickly. His description of the Asymmetric Belt Problem was so complete. It fell right out, a perfect thing. That's what made me want to find more… » 3/16/15 6:10pm 3/16/15 6:10pm

FKA twigs in McQueen, Free as a Bird

Last night London's Victoria & Albert Museum opened "Savage Beauty," a tribute to the work of renegade fashion designer Alexander McQueen, and the British fashion celebrities were out in droves. Kate Moss, Princess Beatrice, Naomi Campbell, Poppy Delavingne, each in lovely elaborate McQueen ensembles, paying homage to… » 3/13/15 1:10pm 3/13/15 1:10pm

How to Look Great at Any Age: A Simple Recipe

Why, in my 60's, am I suddenly a senior citizen? Hopefully, the advantage of reduced movie ticket prices is worth it. I ponder daily the gap between that number and my own perception of self. I do have a few aches and pains from working out, but I had those when I worked out at 20. I also need a bit more sleep… » 3/12/15 3:45pm 3/12/15 3:45pm

Iris van Herpen Made Prickly, Watery Cocoons for Paris Fashion Week

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen's ideas are perpetually voluminous, unhindered by limitations of fabric: if she can't find the material she wants in the known universe, she just invents it. That's what happened (again) with her stunning Fall 2015 show in Paris this week, in which she transformed her models into raw… » 3/11/15 5:50pm 3/11/15 5:50pm

Fuck a Tent; Wear a Sleeping Bag of Death

In the second installment of our Fall/Winter 2015 Fashion Month series entitled "Fuck a ____; Wear a _____," we bid a glad adieu to the tents we were wearing two weeks ago and say major fucking bonjour to these fashionable sleeping bags proffered this week by the god Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons. » 3/09/15 6:00pm 3/09/15 6:00pm

The Best Runway Looks From the Season Premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race

The seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race debuted Monday night; did you gag on the eleganza? I was gagging until the cows came home and went back out again, as we were introduced to the latest queens to infiltrate our worlds with their inventive "couture" looks and mostly-lovable personas. » 3/05/15 12:00am 3/05/15 12:00am

Behind the Boy Band: Q&A with Caroline Watson, One Direction's Stylist

Since forming on the UK X Factor five years ago, the members of One Direction have morphed from nervous kids in baggy jeans, unlaced gym boots and confused neckwear into self-assured, stylish rockstars with one Chelsea boot-clad foot firmly planted in the fashion world and thousands of people tracking every style move… » 3/02/15 3:15pm 3/02/15 3:15pm